CALGARY, ALBERTA – Twenty-four of Canada's best sledge hockey players have been invited to attend Canada's 2005-06 National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team’s Final Selection Camp in Ottawa, ON, June 10-12, 2005, Hockey Canada announced on Thursday.
This final selection camp is the last step in the selection of Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team that will compete at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy from March 10 . A final roster of 15 players will be selected to represent Canada. Canada finished 4th at the 2002 Paralympic Games and took home the silver medal at the 1998 ‘Games in Nagano, Japan and the bronze medal at Lillehammer, Norway in 1994.
All practices will be held at the Bell Sensplex Arena in Kanata, ON and are open to the public free of charge.
Canada’s Sledge Hockey Team is fresh off their silver medal performance at the 2005 World Cup in Arvada, CO. The three step final selection process began on May 8th, 2005 when the National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team held Western Tryouts in Calgary, AB. The Team then proceeded to a Central/Easter tryout camp that was held on June 4th in Vaughan, ON, and then this final selection camp in Kanata, ON.
Head Coach of Canada’s Sledge Hockey Team, Jeff Snyder of Elmira, ON, and assistant coaches Shawn Frydberg of Concord, ON and Mark Gallant from Nepean, ON will oversee the camp and the selection process.
The following is an on-ice schedule of the 2005-06 National Men’s Sledge Hockey Team Final Selection Camp:
Date Time Details
Friday, June 10th 7:00pm/ET PRACTICE
Saturday, June 11th 9:00am/ET PRACTICE
3:00pm/ET RED AND WHITE GAME
Sunday, June 12th 8:00am/ET RED AND WHITE GAME